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St. Louis young people on ending the school to prison pipeline

Young people involved in AFSC's Peace Education Program in St. Louis talk about the need to end violence and the school-to-prison pipeline.

T-shirt addresses school to prison pipeline

School to prison pipeline, St. Louis, Dec 2013

School to prison pipeline, St. Louis, Dec 2013

Young people working with AFSC in St. Louis designed this t-shirt symbolizing the need to deconstruct the school-to-prison pipeline. The t-shirt is available for purchase here.

By Joshua Saleem

The school-to-prison pipeline is for some, at best, a phenomenon that could happen to a few young people in certain communities. For others, it’s just an academic idea. For still others, it doesn’t even exist.

But for James, Sarah, Natera, and many young people like them, it’s their reality.

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Northwest Academy student letter 10-31-13

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